I Wish I Could Stop


Depression (CC)I’m sharing this post because, well, it hits very close to home for me.

I’ve been following David’s blog for a while now and I’ve admired how he’s managed to succeed and do what I’m trying to do. I never new until this post that he too suffers from bouts of depression.

Right now, I’m in the midst of one of those bouts myself. Think “Le Brea Tar Pits” and you kinda get the idea about where I’m at right now.

When this appeared in my inbox today, I don’t know what made me click on it. There’s nothing in the title that would lead me to think that the article speaks to being depressed and the never ending battle of fighting for fitness and NOT being depressed… …but click on it I did.

I’m so glad I did. It is nice to know I’m not alone. And that success is possible. And that even when you’ve “made it” that you’ll always have to “keep” making it.

Bravo David! And thank you. I’m not in the fight alone. Knowing that means a lot. Especially now.

And if Uhmmm… someone could maybe throw me a rope…  the tar is kinda up to my nose and if you’d tell me how to get this tar out of my clothes, I’d appreciate it.

Keep It Up, David!

Isn’t depression the best? I was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder after a scary hospitalization when I was a teenager, and depression has been a visitor that I suspect will come  a-knockin’ every so often for the rest of my life.

Depression has been a recent house guest. I’m getting over a funk that I’ve been in for the past couple weeks. It might be some post-holiday blues, perhaps, and it could be related to the bruised or cracked rib that I’ve been healing from. Whatever the cause, it held on to me for a good solid two weeks, and it planted a thought in my head that got stuck there. I kept on thinking these five words over and over again, like a song you can’t shake:

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About TxCowboyDancer

Eight time Country Dance World Champion. I love to dance. In the middle of a journey, transforming myself from "unemployed and out-of-shape" to "in-shape and full time dance instructor, writer and graphic artist."

Posted on Mon, Jan 20, 2014, in Misc and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for sharing this, man. Appreciate it. I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through something similar, but the only way through to be open and honest, because everyone can relate. As always, I’m flattered to be a source of inspiration and grateful that you read what I have to say! Stay strong and KEEP IT UP! PS Have you tried Goo Gone to get rid of the tar? 🙂

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